Click on the photos to learn more about each EMCC staff member!
Diana is a Principal Counsellor at EMCC. She is trained in several models of therapy and possesses a vast amount of experience in professional counselling. As the counselling department’s head honcho, she is tasked with providing leadership and clinical supervision/consultation to our passionate counsellors, and supervision/consultation to external professionals. Diana believes that good healthy relationships are an integral part of our happiness, thus she finds it fulfilling to help others be the best versions of themselves and helping mend relationships. Diana not only tends to her clients’ needs, but to her garden as well. She also loves to travel and has lived in five different countries!
Christine joined EMCC as a Principal Counsellor. With Christine, you are definitely in safe hands – for she has ample of experience under her belt. Alongside the counselling services she provides to her clients, she also helps her fellow counsellors – both from EMCC and external agencies – by providing supervision/consultations. As a counsellor, what Christine finds fulfilling is helping people find their sense of self, experience wholeness and bringing these into their relationships and lives. With the passion that she has for her work, it is no wonder she has been in this profession for over 26 years! In true Singaporean fashion, Christine is a lover of food. She adores her spices as well, especially chillies.
Rachel is another one of our amazing counsellors you will find at EMCC. Since her youth days, her friendly and caring personality has attracted many seeking for a listening ear. Having been trained in trauma in children, Rachel provides a safe space for children who had experienced trauma to express their emotions. She also helps them understand and manage these emotions better. Among all her duties, she finds working with couples and families most fulfilling as she enjoys seeing lives transformed and marriages restored. In her spare time, Rachel enjoys singing and wrestling with her teenagers. Don’t worry, no children were harm during their exhilarating family bonding time.
Hwee Min believes that love is something fundamental that we search for in its different forms, at various points in our lives. This belief is what brought Hwee Min into counselling. She wants to help individuals be fulfilled and reconciled with their personal and relational struggles. In addition, to also experience love for others and for themselves amidst their feelings of brokenness. This passion to serve accompanied with her warm personality helps her clients feel safe and welcomed. Behind her serene disposition lies a very imaginative mind, where she imagines a future where cars can be folded and tucked into our pockets.
Ying Shi ensures the smooth running of the mediation department and is a mediator herself. She believes that conflicts can be resolved in miraculous ways and mediation allows the space, time and grace to do so. Ying Shi has a mantra that she lives by: “That which has to be done will have to be done, so just do it.” This mantra allows her to achieve the high standards that she holds herself and her work to. However, the EMCC family knows that it can be draining and stressful for her at times. Fortunately, she knows that we’ve got her back! You go, girl!
Pearl first joined EMCC to debut as our “mascot”, Chan Tai. Chan Tai is the main character of our four-part web series which shows the common ways people ruin their relationships. Watch Pearl in action over here! With Pearl’s expressive personality, it comes as no surprise that she possesses a talent for acting. After breathing life into Chan Tai, Pearl has put aside her ‘wayang’ gear to serve EMCC in other ways. Now, as Head of Corporate Services, Pearl oversees matters pertaining to HR, Admin, Finance, Facilities Management and the Training & Education department. Stay tuned, for Pearl-the-actor might just make a comeback.
Joline provides administrative support to the counselling department and oversees the research work within. Like a ninja, she often nimbly manoeuvres between her cubicle and the intake officers’ desk to assist with counselling related processes, reporting, and documentation matters. Joline also manages the web-based feedback database system that our counsellors use to ensure that we deliver quality services to our clients. To help her analytical mind assess the seemingly endless amount of data, Joline enjoys basking in the aroma of her essential oils. When Joline is not squinting at numbers for work, she applies her analytical skills to experimenting and persistently refining her baking recipes.
It is our honour to in-chew-duce to you Christine (or as we call her, Chris). Chris always impresses us by juggling her duties of manning the phone lines, welcoming and tending to the needs of clients, assisting the counsellors, and handling data entry with grace and professionalism. We commend Chris’s efforts and will be sure to treat her to her favourite meal: Korean food. BBQ meat and makgeolli to be precise.
Jonathan is at the helm of the Media and Communications team, which is the mouthpiece and brand custodian of EMCC. Jonathan’s role is to lead the team behind the branding personality of the organisation. He is also EMCC’s very own in-house photographer (fun fact: he took these lovely photos of our staff you see on this page!). Jonathan’s deep passion for photography can only be rivalled by his love for adventures in the land of the rising sun, Japan. Lucky for him, our office is located at Singapore’s very own Japan town – Liang Court! Banzai!
Together with Jonathan, the “captain” of the Media and Communications team, Clara’s main role is all aboat helping with EMCC’s brand personality, as well as creating and maintaining EMCC’s relationship with the public. Clara may be the youngest in the EMCC family and has much to learn, but that doesn’t stop her from dreaming big. She is full of ideas and is eager (or should we say “eagle”. Ha. Ha.) to show the world the meaningful work done by the wonderful people of EMCC. Clara absailutely enjoys making puns and blessing/punishing others with them.
We have Paul to thank for ensuring that we have a conducive environment to work in. He helps manage our office facilities by seeing that they are maintained and in working order. Paul also organises and ensures the smooth running of our workshops, by handling their administration and logistics. Paul is never seen without a smile on his face and his ever willingness to help. Not only is Paul such a great sport but he is also probably the most sporty person in our office. He enjoys playing badminton, table tennis and outdoor activities such as cycling.
Sarah handles the administrative side of EMCC, alongside Pearl. Her work includes providing direction, manpower, and resources, for effective management and record-keeping. Her heart for people led her to make the change from being an accountant in a corporate world to EMCC where she hopes to be more exposed to the social services sector and find more meaning for herself. Sarah is usually her bubbly, lovable self until it is time for us to submit our claims. We shudder when she goes, “Claims are due on Friday! Where are your claims?”. (Refer to Sarah’s photo to witness her bone-chilling fury).